VanderWall applauds grant for Cadillac industrial park

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall announced on Tuesday that the Potvin Industrial Park in Cadillac is one of 45 sites to be awarded a grant through the new competitive Michigan Build Ready Sites Program.

Grants from the targeted program are aimed at increasing the number of business-ready properties in the state.

“This is good not only for Potvin Industrial Park but for the community as a whole,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “Congratulations to everyone who helped secure this grant.”

The Potvin Industrial Park will receive a $100,000 grant for survey, design, geotech and utility assessments.

A key component of the Michigan Build Ready Sites Program is the establishment of vetted site standards, a voluntary resource that provides a critical roadmap to helping Michigan sites achieve “shovel ready” status. These standards include appropriate planning and zoning, boundary survey, and proper soil and environmental conditions.

Local and regional economic development or community partners had until June 1 to submit applications that demonstrated a plan and pathway to a vetted site.

Grant funds under the program could be used for activities including site development studies or site material development, site implementation or land assembly activities, and more.